DescriptionIn 1995 the increased power of the new wave of systems made 3D football games a possibility several companies investigated. Most of the features people later took for granted in football games were pioneered, or at least fairly fresh, when they appeared in the first of the Actua Sports titles.
Multiple camera angles were available to view the full-3D action, with 3 Sheffield Wednesday FC players providing motion capture. 44 international squads of 22 players, each with 8 individual skill attributes, were featured. BBC commentator Barry Davies provided a full flowing commentary over the top. A full range of customised tournaments were available, as well as multi-player options allowing for both same-system and networked play.
- "VR Soccer" -- Saturn title
- "ranSoccer" -- German 1996 re-release
- "Fotball Feber" -- Norwegian title
- "Actua Soccer" -- European title
- "アクチャーサッカー" -- Japanese spelling
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The Press Says
|World Village (Gamer's Zone)||DOS||1997||100|
|GameFan Magazine||PlayStation||May, 1996||88 out of 100||88|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||PlayStation||May, 1996||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||PlayStation||Feb, 1996||8 out of 10||80|
|GamePro (US)||PlayStation||May, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Dec, 1995||79 out of 100||79|
|Power Play||DOS||Dec, 1995||74 out of 100||74|
|PC Joker||DOS||Dec, 1995||69 out of 100||69|
|GameSpot||PlayStation||Dec 13, 1996||5.1 out of 10||51|
|Génération 4||Macintosh||Jan, 1997||50|
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- Wikipedia: Actua Soccer (Information about Actua Soccer at Wikipedia)